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Dr.Arif YILDIRIM is an Assistant Professor, working at Department of Journalism, Çanakkale 18 Mart University, Turkey, was also worked as Head of the Department of Cinema-TV at Namik Kemal University and Head of the Department of Communication Informatics and Journalism, Gaziantep University, Turkey, holding a PhD in Informatics with the thesis subject as "Data Security Approach in Information Technology and Cryptography: DNA Algorithm". Dr.Arif Yildirim established a faculty, two undergraduate departments, one graduate department. Additionally worked as Vice Director of Institute of Social Sciences and the editor-in-chief of Journal of Social Sciences in Gaziantep University. Also working as founder Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Cyber Security, Privacy and eCrime (www.jcspe.org) and now newly Journal of Media Critiques (mediacritiques.net). Dr.Yildirim teaches "Neurohacking with Social Media", "Social Media Journalism and Hacktivism", "Activism, Digital Activism and Hacktivism" and "Community Media and ICTs for Development and Social Transformation" classes in both undergraduate and graduate level. Dr.Yildirim's research focuses on social media, cryptography with genetics, neurohacking with social media, marketing, activism, digital activism, hacktivism, civil disobedience, privacy, P2P, online behavior and identity, and also how the development and use of social media is being aected by politicians and people trying to gain control of the government and people both globally and in MENA and Balkans.

work info

 Assistant Professor Dr. 2016-...   Çanakkale 18 Mart University, Faculty of Communication, Dept. of Journalism, Çanakkale
 Assistant Professor Dr. 2015-2016  Namik Kemal University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Design & Architecture, Dept. of Cinema-TV, Tekirdag
 Assistant Professor Dr. 2011-2015  Gaziantep University, Faculty of Communications, Department of Journalism, Gaziantep
 Visiting Researcher Nov 2010  Uppsala University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies, Uppsala, Sweden
 Lecturer 2004-2010  Marmara University, Faculty of Communications, Dept. of Information Science and Informatics, Istanbul
 Lecturer/Research Asistant 2000-2004  Dumlupinar University, Faculty of Business Administration, Kutahya

education

Informatics, PhD. 2004-2010 Marmara University, Institute of Social Sciences, Dept. of Communication Sciences, Istanbul, TURKEY
Master of Business Administration 2000-2003 Dumlupinar University, Faculty of Business Administration, Kutahya
B.A. in Business Administration 1995-2000 Dumlupinar University, Faculty of Business Administration, Kutahya

administrative experience

Founder Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Media Critiques 2014-....  University of Lincoln, Lincoln School of Film & Media, United Kingdom
Head of the Department of Cinema-TV 2015-2016  Namik Kemal University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Design & Architecture
Founder and Head of the Department of Journalism 2011-2014  Gaziantep University, Faculty of Communications, Department of Journalism, Gaziantep
Founder and Head of the Department of Communication Informatics 2012-2014  Gaziantep University, Faculty of Communications, Gaziantep
Founder and Head of the Dept of Communications and Social Transformation 2012-2013 Gaziantep University
Deputy Dean and Founder of Faculty of Communications 2011-2013 Gaziantep University
Deputy Manager of Institute of Social Sciences 2012-2013 Gaziantep University
Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Social Sciences 2012-2013 Gaziantep University - Institute of Social Sciences
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Journal Cyber Security, Privacy and eCrime 2011-2015 Journal of Cyber Security, Privacy and eCrime

teaching experience

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Communications, Department of Journalism, Çanakkale 2017-...
UNDERGRADUATE
Communication Technologies and Culture
GRADUATE

Gaziantep University, Faculty of Communications, Department of Journalism and Department of Communications and Social Transformation (Graduate), Gaziantep 2011-2014
UNDERGRADUATE
Neurohacking with Social Media
Communication Technologies, Globalization and Culture
Press Technics
Introduciton to Journalism
Social Media and Communication
Social Sensibility Project I
Social Sensibility Project II Child Plays Festival
History of Turkish Media
Internet Programming
Research Methods
Social Media Journalism and Hacktivism
Information Resources
Crime, Society and Media
Network Society
Science and Technology Journalism
GRADUATE
Activism, Digital Activism and Hacktivism
Mass Media and ICTs for Development and Social Transformation

Yeditepe University, Faculty of Communications, Visual Communication Design Department, Istanbul
Informatics and Information Systems in Media Industries 2004-2010

Yeditepe University, Faculty of Business Administration, Istanbul
Project Management in Information Systems 2004-2007

Marmara University, Faculty of Communications, Department of Information Science and Informatics, Istanbul
Internet and WWW 2008
Internet Journalism 2007

Dumlupinar University, Faculty of Business Administration, Kutahya
Introduction to Computer Science and Programming 2001-2004
Production Management 2000-2001

seminars, exhibitions, conferences participated

The 65th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Communication Across the Life Span, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 21-25 May 2015. Reviewer (30 articles reviewed)
International Conference on Communication and Management, ICCM2015, Communication Institute of Greece, Academic Member, 30 March - 1 April 2015, Athens, Greece
European Conference on Political Attitudes and Mentalities, ECPAM’2014, Member of Program Committee, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
ThinkTwice 2 Istanbul 2014 - 30-31 August 2014 - Pirate Parties International Conference - Country Organizer - Director of Academic Board
Social Media Panel, May 2012, ILAD Event, Gaziantep, Presentation: The Conict Between Social Media and Privacy by Arif YILDIRIM
International Conference on New Media and Interactivity, 28-30 April 2010, Istanbul - Organization Committee Member
2. Information and Informatics Congress, Enterprise Software and Integration, Turkish Association of Information and Informatics, June 2008, Istanbul - Organization Committee Member
ISIMD 2007 - International Symposium of Interactive Media Design, Istanbul – Participator
ISIMD 2006 - International Symposium of Interactive Media Design, Istanbul – Participator
ISIMD 2005 – International Symposium of Interactive Media Design, Istanbul - Participator
10. Internet Conference, 2005, Turkish Association of Information and Informatics, Istanbul - Participator
7. Internet Conference, 2002, Turkish Association of Information and Informatics, Istanbul - Participator
6. Internet Conference, 2001, Turkish Association of Information and Informatics, Istanbul - Participator
2151- Microsoft Windows 2000 Network and Operating Systems Essentials, Istanbul Technical University, 2001 - Participator

publications

  • Arif Yıldırım, Fatma Yeşil, Analysis of the Discourse Used in the Transfer of Gender Roles through Marriage Programs: 2016 - 2017 Season Finale Week, 2nd. International El-Ruha Social Sciences Congress, Institute of Economic Development and Social Researches Publications, ISBN: 978-605-9885-57-7, Şanlıurfa 2018, p.82-83
  • Editor-in-Chiefs; Arif Yıldırım, Journal of Media Critiques, Vol.3 No.12, December 2017, ISSN: 2056-9785, United Kingdom. http://dx.doi.org/10.17349/jmc117400
  • Editor-in-Chiefs; Arif Yıldırım, Margarita Kefalaki, Journal of Media Critiques, Vol.3 No.11, COMING Special Issue III, ISSN: 2056-9785, United Kingdom. http://dx.doi.org/10.17349/jmc117300
  • Editor-in-Chiefs; Arif Yıldırım, Journal of Media Critiques, Vol.3 No.10, June 2017, ISSN: 2056-9785, United Kingdom. http://dx.doi.org/10.17349/jmc117200
  • Editor-in-Chiefs; Arif Yıldırım, Journal of Media Critiques, Vol.3 No.9, January 2017 Special Issue, ISSN: 2056-9785, United Kingdom. http://dx.doi.org/10.17349/jmc117100
  • Editor-in-Chiefs; Arif Yıldırım, Margarita Kefalaki, Rudy Pugliese, Journal of Media Critiques, Vol.2 No.8, COMING Special Issue II, December 2016, ISSN: 2056-9785, United Kingdom. http://dx.doi.org/10.17349/jmc116200
  • Editor-in-Chiefs; Arif Yıldırım, Journal of Media Critiques, Vol.2 No.7, NeoLiberalism and Media June 2016, ISSN: 2056-9785, United Kingdom. http://dx.doi.org/10.17349/jmc116100
  • Editor-in-Chiefs; Can Bilgili, Arif Yıldırım, Richard Vickers, Georgeta Drula, Will Straw, Journal of Media Critiques, Vol.1 No.2, December 2015, ISSN: 2056-9785, United Kingdom. http://dx.doi.org/10.17349/jmc115300
  • Vural Özdemir, Edward S. Dove, Ulvi K. Gürsoy, Semra Şardaş, Arif Yıldırım, Şenay Görücü Yılmaz, İ. Ömer Barlas, Kıvanç Güngör, Alper Mete, Sanjeeva Srivastava (2016); Personalized Medicine Beyond Genomics: Alternative Futures in Big Data - Proteomics, Environtome and the Social Proteome, Journal of Neural Transmission, Springer-Verlag Wien December 2015 DOI 10.1007/s00702-015-1489-y.
  • Editor-in-Chiefs; Can Bilgili, Arif Yıldırım, Richard Vickers, Iık Özkan, Semra Atılgan, Journal of Media Critiques, Vol.1 No.1, June 2015, ISSN: 2056-9785, United Kingdom. http://dx.doi.org/10.17349/jmc115200
  • Editor-in-Chiefs; Can Bilgili, Arif Yıldırım, Richard Vickers, Margarita Kefalaki, COMING Special Issue, Journal of Media Critiques, Special Issue 4, April 2015, ISSN: 2056-9785, United Kingdom. http://dx.doi.org/10.17349/jmc115100
  • Vural Özdemir, Hakan Kılıç, Arif Yıldırım, Ey Vayena, Edward S. Dove, Kıvanç Güngör, Adrian LLerena and Semra Sardas (2015); A Code of Ethics for Ethicists: What would Pierre Bourdieu Say? Do not Misuse Social Capital in the Age of Consortia Ethics, American Journal of Bioethics 15(5): 64-67, ISSN: 1526-5161
  • Editor-in-Chiefs; Can Bilgili, Arif Yıldırım, Richard Vickers, Digital Communication Impact 2014, Journal of Media Critiques, Special Issue 3, December 2014, ISSN: 2056-9785, United Kingdom. http://dx.doi.org/10.17349/jmc114300
  • Editor-in-Chiefs; Can Bilgili, Arif Yıldırım, Gülüm Şener, Richard Vickers, Social Media and Network Society – II: Culture, Identity, Politic, Journal of Media Critiques, Special Issue 2, October 2014, ISSN: 2056-9785, United Kingdom. http://dx.doi.org/10.17349/jmc114200
  • Editor-in-Chiefs; Can Bilgili, Arif Yıldırım, Gülüm Şener, Richard Vickers, Social Media and Network Society – I: Changes in Mass Communication, Journal of Media Critiques, Special Issue 1, October 2014, ISSN: 2056-9785, United Kingdom. http://dx.doi.org/10.17349/jmc114100
  • Editors; Arif Yıldırım, Can Bilgili, Proceedings of ThinkTwice2 Istanbul 2014, 30-31 August 2014, ISSN: 2295-8657, Belgium.
  • Digital Freedom Wars and Hacktivism, Turkiye’de Iktidar, vol.2, Feb.2013, Istanbul
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Social Sciences [JSS], Volume 12, No.1, January 2013, International Peer-reviewed Journal, Gaziantep University Press, Gaziantep.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Social Sciences [JSS], Volume 11, No.4, October 2012, International Peer-reviewed Journal, Gaziantep University Press, Gaziantep.
  • Social Media: Academy, Editors: Tolga Kara, Ebru Ozgen, Beta Publications, February 2012, Istanbul, ISBN: 978-605-377-669-7, Chapter: The Conflict Between Social Media and Privacy by Arif YILDIRIM
  • E-Commerce, Editors: Kenan Mehmet EKICI, Arif YILDIRIM, Savas Publications, Ankara 2009, ISBN: 978-605-5662-30-1, Chapter 1: The Concept of Internet, Chapter 3: Electronic Payment Systems and Security in E-Commerce by Arif YILDIRIM.
  • Business Administration Skills Workshop, Editors: Kenan Mehmet Ekici, Tarih Sahim, Savas Publications, Ankara, 2008 - Chapter: Performance Evaluation by Arif YILDIRIM and Kurtulus KAYMAZ.
  • Communication in Business Enterprise, Arif YILDIRIM, Police Force Journal, December 2005, Year:11, No:46, Ankara, p.118-123.
  • CRM Applications in Businesss and Data Mining, Turkish Association of Information and Informatics, Data Mining Panel, 2005, Istanbul.
  • Importance of Synergistic Management Concept in Business Administration, Arif YILDIRIM, Police Force Journal, June 2005, Year:11, No:44, Ankara, p.205-210.
  • The Conceptual Diamension of E-Learning and a Communication Approach on E-Learning, Turkish Association of Information and Informatics, Istanbul 2005.
  • E-Transformation in Business, Istanbul, 2005.
  • The Concept of Transformation; Transformation of Information Security, Istanbul, 2004.
  • Data, Information, Knowledge Concept, Istanbul, 2004.
  • Introduction to Computer Science and Programming, DPU, IIBF, Kutahya 2001 - Course Book

Ph.D thesis

Thesis Subject : Data Security Approach in Information Technology and Cryptography: DNA Algorithm.
Abstract : Security has always been a substantial problem for humankind throughout the history and at the same time it has also been a basic need. Defense and attack strategies have formed security policies which are underlying the war. The term of war has evolved over the ages and nally the concept of asymmetric warfare has emerged. Furthermore, developing communication utilities and spreading information technologies bring the information warfare to the agenda. In parallel with the development of defense strategies and as a result of human curiosity for the protected things, new attack strategies have been developed. Similarly, for the purposes of defense throughout history, encryption algorithms has been used for all communication channels. DNA algorithm and human reproduction logic as an encryption algorithm has been suggested for today’s fastest communication channels, the networks and the internet. Based on the simplest model of Communication, Shannon-Weaver Communication Model, the human reproduction logic designed as an algorithm for information systems.

mba thesis

Thesis Subject : Knowledge Management in Organizations in Transition to Learning Organization: The case of Dumlupınar University Distance Learning Project.
Abstract : The level of technology that human being has been able to achieve so far is continuing to speed up also in the eld of education. Advanced technology has given a distinctive dimension as well as a new perception to the concept of traditional education existed until now. This new conception caused governments to develop dierent methods in order to provide educational, cultural and social improvement of the individual and to create human potential required for a knowledge-based community. As a product of technology, the internet and the internet-based distant education, carried out by the internet have been started to apply to the education system of Turkey and the rest of the world as well, in dierent ways and by using dierent models. While reaching a wide mass of students, the internet-based education, at the same time, provides the possibility of addressing a wide mass both in the national and international level. This system of education will improve the collective problem-solving skills of people from dierent languages, religions and races; as well as, their ability of having a thought in all subjects and of free thinking.

national or international projects

TR33 REGION, Development of Information Process Module for Organized Industrial Zone, Zafer Development Agency, Technical Representative, Interface Design, Administrator, 19.12.2011, Kutahya, TURKEY

memberships

ICA - International Communication Association USA
ECA - Eastern Communication Association USA
ECREA - European Communication Research and Education Association Belgium
COMING - Communication Institute of Greece - Academic Member
ISACA - Information Systems Audit And Control Association http://www.isaca.org
DEFCON - The Largest Underground Hacking Convention in the World http://www.defcon.org
DEFCONTURK - DEFCON ISTANBUL - Founder and Admin of DefconTurk http://www.defconturk.org
FYPDO - Friends of Youth Press and Development Organization
http://www.fypdo.org - Webmaster/Member of Advisor Team
UNV - United Nations Volunteer http://www.onlinevolunteering.org http://www.unv.org
PNYV - Positive News + Youth Views - Member of Turkish Team http://www.pnyv.org
PEOI - Professional Educational Organization International http://www.peoi.org - HTML Editor

research and teaching interests

Digital Humanities
Digital Anthropology
Politics on Social Media
Transparency
Information Freedom, Censorship
Activism, Digital Activism
Social Media Journalism and Citizen Journalism
Arab Spring, Middle East, Balkans
Online Behaviours: Cultural Differences
Neuro-Hacking
Social Percolation
Big Data
ICT4D
Social Networking
Social Media Marketing
Privacy
Virtual Pop Culture
Hacking
Hacktivism
Cyberterrorism
Cryptography
IT Security Management
Information Technology Management